fuss gus

Yesterday Leo was a big-time fuss-gus.  Big time.

This was a rare moment where I was laughing about it.  There were also 3 times I was crying to Dave because I could not figure out what little man wanted.  Add to it that he completely skipped a couple of his naps and you have one angry, tired, out-of-sorts baby.  And one sad, tired, out-of-ideas mama.  And one Dave having to handle two criers.

Still, grateful for our little dude, fuss-gus days and all.


8 thoughts on “fuss gus

  1. I’m sorry you had a fuss-gus day! Those can be really hard to deal with when it seems like NOTHING is working. I had the same reaction at times too — sometimes I would sob about it and other times, there’s nothing you can do but laugh! Eventually, either something you do works or he just wears himself out. 🙂

    I’ve been thinking of you and I’m glad things are going so well with Leo. He’s a cutie! (And you are looking great for 1-2 weeks PP! Go Kim! 🙂 )

  2. Aww … we’ve had plenty of fuss gus days (and still do) but their faces are so cute when they are mad. We’ve taken to watching dumb TV – think Wipeout – to keep us laughing. Another help: hold the baby while you sit (and bounce) on an exercise ball, the simple act of going outside and a sling.

  3. ha ha ha…oh man! Soon, Leo will be almost 5 months old, and you won’t even remember those days. (Or maybe I just have really bad memory. Actually, no, as I sit here and think about it, those days are coming to my mind after all.) I’m sorry yesterday was rough. You looked really cute at least. Try our hair dryer trick – put him on a towel, take his diaper off, and blow him with your hair dryer turned on low. My mom and aunt swore by this, and it worked with Elias. I can recall one day in particular where I sat on the floor, crying, pumping, and blow drying until Elias finally fell asleep for his much needed nap. Hope today is better!

  4. I so remember our first day with this! I bicycled Ella’s legs and did belly massage but nothing made her happy. I second bouncing and if you’re super desperate, Gripe Water. Laughing is the best thing you can do for yourself, that and taking a deep breath and remembering that you’re still getting to know eachother. 🙂

  5. Ahh yes I remember those days…another trick to try: running water. Holding Oliver near the sink and running the water would stop him crying immediately 9 times out of 10, i think it reminds them of the womb. It also worked for me when I was a baby, that and being held while my mom vacuumed…

  6. There may have been one day where the twins were both screaming and had been for awhile and I picked up the phone and called hubs at work, then sat the phone down next to his crying children, just so he could experience what I was going through. But, those times got better and I got better at figuring out what they needed. You will too. Take a deep breath. You’re all gonna be fine.

  7. My mom also swore by the running water for me – hours and hours on end. That’s as close to baby advice as I can get 🙂 Love you!

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